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Today's News

  • Harris still has cake decorating touch at age 91

    An Elmcroft resident got a special “treat” Tuesday afternoon at Sweet Sprinkles Bakery in Mount Washington.

    Ninety-one year old Mary Harris got to relive a favorite hobby of hers—decorating cakes.

    “I haven’t done this for 40 years,” she said. “I used to work for a T-shirt factory and made cakes for girls and their daughters.”

    Harris said her favorite cakes to make are wedding cakes, “I’m not sure how they’re making wedding cakes now,” she said.

  • Proposal makes big dent in spending

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Magistrates were presented the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
        In that budget, appropriations will be decreased by around $1 million and the reserve account increased to $775,000.
        However, the county's chief financial officer, Keith Griffee, said his first proposed budget is more than just figures on a piece of paper.
        "It's a change in the culture," said Griffee. "We have to look at how we are doing business."

  • Refinance plan will save dough for county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In a move that will save Bullitt County over $75,000 a year, fiscal court members jumped on the opportunity to refinance some debt.
        Chief finance officer Keith Griffee, a long-time bank executive, said there is a way to refinance two of the existing county debts.
        By refinancing debt involving the renovations on the county courthouse and the purchase of the EMS building on Saltwell Drive, Griffee said the annual savings would be around $75,000.

  • Program helps to get veterans back on their feet in society

    LOUISVILLE--Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  • Graduation ceremonies on June 6

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Barring any weather emergency, you can start making your high school graduation plans.
        With the final day of school now set for June 3, the Bullitt County Public School Board has set its commencement dates.
        According to Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning, all three high schools will return once again to Broadbent Arena.
        The graduation date will be on Saturday, June 6.

  • Mount Washington will add several eateries to its business landscape

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Open your wallets Mount Washington and come hungry.

    Most topics that grace the agenda of the Mount Washington city council meetings involve sewer issues, annexation, abandoned buildings and taxes.

    Residents have been asking for a number of years for some more variety in food and retail in the city and very soon that wish is coming true.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 1 2015

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and

  • Fiscal Court freezes OT starting May 5

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With an immediate concern rectified, the long-term future of the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service would be in doubt.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court adopted and then revised a resolution putting a freeze on any overtime on Tuesday.
        The effective date on the resolution was later changed to May 5.
        The overtime freeze, as well as freezes on new hires and transfer of funds and a new invoice policy, were implemented due to a desire to get a handle on financial spending in county government.

  • Hillview makes counter-offer on suit

     HILLVIEW -- Seeking to end the lawsuit and judgment against the city, Hillview officials unanimously voted Monday to extend a counter-offer.

    The city owns around $14 million to Truck America after losing a jury trial and subsequent appeals.

    The lawsuit revolved around the purchase of property by Truck America from the city of Hillview and the damages incurred when the transfer of 40 acres off Ferguson Lane did not occur.

    Recently, the city sent a check for $65,300 to the plaintiffs as a sign of good faith.

  • Nominations taken for Southeast Fire election for property owners

     The Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District will hold an election for property owner trustee on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    It will be held at the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department station located on Highway 245 near Bernheim Forest.

    Any interested person may contact Dan Thibodeaux of the election committee by calling 502-609-0729 to obtain a form for nomination for elected trustee.

    This nomination form must be completed and returned to the Election Committee before May 20, 2015.